Don’t forget cost of living. I have to imagine that Atlanta would be greater COL. In addition, where in both areas would you live. Probably closer to the school and more accessible in Durham. Both are excellent schools and both cities/areas are constantly growing which I would imagine would provide opportunity for your husband’s career. After you finish school, will you be moving back “home” or is there a probability you will stay in your new town. To me, both programs are excellent so I would follow the advise given by nichole96 above and compare all costs (school and living) plus the intangible of where you might rather live, both during school and afterwards.